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Book giveaway: Hollywood Science

Today’s free book is “Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World” by Sydney Perkowitz. (If you click over the Amazon page linked above, you’ll see a review by scibling Brian Switek of Laelaps.) Remember: To claim the book, be the first commenter to earnestly affirm that you will read and review the…

Book giveaway: Einstein for Beginners

Today’s free book is “Einstein for Beginners” a comic style introduction to Einstein’s life and work by Joseph Schwartz and Michael McGuiness To claim the book, be the first commenter to assiduously affirm that you will read and review the book in less than 6 months and then send me your snail mail address to…

I’m very busy this week, with visitors to our department, a stack of grading, and the usual drive to do more research and be a better mommy. Alice isn’t in any better shape. I was wondering how I was going to write anything for the blog. And I was also contemplating a bookshelf full of…

Another duplicate Seed magazine has arrived in my mailbox, and just in time another great Scientiae has been posted. Be the first one to identify the authors of the following three quotes in the comments, and I’ll send along the Universe in 2009 issue of Seed. It’s another cool issue focusing on the all awesome…